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UAE’s FNC proposes five-day workweeks for private sector employees

The UAE's Federal National Council (FNC) has said the workers in the country's private sector should be given Saturday as a holiday, on par with civil servants, to encourage Emiratis to get jobs in that sector to tackle a festering unemployment problem among nationals, Emirates 24-7 has reported. Key FNC members said the proposed day off is just part of a set of incentives that should be introduced by the private sector to woo Emirati employees, including better wages, more benefits, increased holidays and improved work environment.